The bigger question is the business about the US economy being, "inches away from ceasing to be a free market economy".Drew's spot on with the observation that PolitiFact makes factual judgments about opinions, and this PolitiFact rating of Romney looks like an all-time classic in the genre.
Dear Politifact...this is called a rhetorical device. It's not a literal statement that can or can not be proven. Economies do not exist in space and time so their the distance from economic constructs can't be measured. Romney is simply summarizing his impressions of things and conveying that to his audience.
Funny but Politifact never seems to have gotten around to "fact checking" Obama's oft used idea of Republicans driving the economy into a ditch and then drinking a Slurpee while Democrats tried to pull it out.
Read the whole post from Drew at Ace of Spades HQ for more quality humor and analysis.